“That’s how you know if it’s art – if it’s good enough to hang on a wall.”
— Louise in Max and Ruby, “Max’s Work of Art”
I think Louise is on to something here. Don’t we all love to have our best work and most colorful accomplishments put on display for others to enjoy and appreciate?
I am not much of a decorator or designer. It seems that all of the good design sense in my family went to my sister (the artist). But one thing I do have in abundance is the the art work created by each of my children.
What began as a quick solution to distract the eye away from the ugly wood paneling featured in our 1930s-era house quickly became a permanent fixture in our home: the art wall.
Sometimes my husband or I will choose some of the week’s best creations to hang on the wall, but more often than not, each of the girls will choose a piece they are particularly proud of and with beaming smiles and much pride affix it to one of (now several) walls of art in our home:
As you can see, our art wall speaks of simplicity: rather than mattes and frames, we’ve gone with scotch tape. This way the collections can be ever-changing and ever-rotating with very little fuss. Some of our very favorite pieces have been put away to be framed – someday – but for now we are enjoying the minimalist approach.
Does your home display the artwork of children? Do you hang art on the walls or on the refrigerator? Does it decorate the bedrooms, the main rooms, or the kitchen? I would love to hear about the art walls in your homes!